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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Penn Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,511. Penn Township is in Chester County. Living in Penn Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Penn Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Penn Township are highly rated.
About Penn Township...
Population
5,511

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$622
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Penn Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Penn Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,222
National
$55,322
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Penn Township Reviews

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Moving here has been the best thing my parents did for me. Our area is country but not too country. There is beautiful farm land and streams, along with some neighborhoods and an occasional restaurant here and there. There are few traffic lights which add to the ease of driving around the area. At night, it is quiet. No traffic noise, only the sounds of frogs and crickets in the darkness. Kids aren't sitting inside playing video games. They are, instead, outside playing kick the can, flashlight tag, and catching lightning bugs. During the day, they are catching fish in the streams and exploring in the woods learning about nature and the environment. This was my childhood. It was that way when I moved in 12 years ago and is still that way today. The area is growing but townships have put limits in place in order to preserve the environment. I am proud of where I live and couldn't be happier.
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There is minimal crime here. An occasional car break-in or turfing of a field. A lot of people still leave their doors unlocked to their homes. Taking a walk or running on a country road continues to be safe. Our police are state troopers. They are visible and respond promptly when called. Probably because there isn't much crime taking up their time.
There is a decent mix of people from all different backgrounds in my area. Especially in my school. There are people of all races, colors and sexual preferences. The majority of them get along with each other...